Fortis College is the first to bring variety to this list. They are a college that offers programs in the Skilled Trades, Nursing, Commercial Driving, Dentistry, Beauty and Wellness, and Healthcare fields. All of which have at least 2 – 8 programs.
Though being one of the relatively new community colleges in Utah, they have made a great impact on the student population. Educating them in a relatively large number of fields, and courses particularly on a community college scale. Many of which can be complete within 2 years. While also having a graduation rate of 63%, which many veteran community colleges have not achieved.
Start training for a career in an essential industry!
Acquire new skills for careers that are in demand in today’s job market
Many programs are designed so our students have the opportunity to complete their education and get into the market faster than they usually would in a four-year school or community college.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify, and our financial aid staff is here to help you learn all you need to know to apply.
There’s no better time than right now to begin your educational journey to a career as a healthcare professional or in another essential industry
Welcome to FORTIS.
At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask? FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields. That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices!
FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background. With over forty FORTIS campus locations across the country in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia, more students have the opportunity to experience the FORTIS Difference!
Nursing School Programs
Looking to attend nursing school? With locations throughout the US, FORTIS offers nursing school programs that prepare students to become an RN by earning an include associate degree in nursing (ADN), or to become an LPN by graduating successfully from a Practical Nursing program at FORTIS.
Many popular shows on TV feature nurses of all specialties working in emergency rooms, operating rooms, medical offices and other healthcare settings. Our schools prepare you with the skills and training you need to create an exciting nursing career in these types of healthcare settings, as well as other ones, providing you with wide opportunity to enter a career field with a tremendous variety of job prospects.
Not many jobs provide as much flexibility as nursing. As a nurse, you often have the flexibility to create your own schedule and the ability to choose your own work location. Nurses work in suburban and urban hospitals, physicians’ offices, healthcare clinics, home care facilities, schools, government agencies and even resorts and cruise ships.
Nurses care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural groups and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings. With advancements in medicine and our aging population, there will be continuous need for nurses for years to come. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall job opportunities for nurses are expected to continue to be strong over the next several years, but may vary by employment and geographic setting. Employment for nurses is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations over the next 10 years, so now is a great time to get started on your path toward a nursing career!
With so many challenging positions and varied opportunities for growth, it is easy to see why nursing is one of today’s most rewarding and fulfilling professions. FORTIS can provide you with the education and skills it will take to begin a successful career as a nurse.
FORTIS Nursing School Programs
FORTIS offers a variety of nursing programs at several campus locations or through our sister school, the Denver College of Nursing.
Take the Next Step
At FORTIS, we believe in educating students to develop skills for lifelong growth and social well-being. Upon graduation from our nursing school programs, our students are equipped to make an immediate impact in their local community.
Whether you are an LPN looking to advance your career or are just getting started in the nursing field, contact us today to get started on your nursing training. Feel free to contact us at your convenience by phone, email, or via live online chat. Our admissions representatives would love to speak with you!
Medical Technologist and Technician Programs at FORTIS Schools
Is a Career as a Medical Technologist Right For You?
If you enjoy touching people’s lives, making a positive impact on friends and family, love working with your community and those in need – a career in healthcare will surely bring you a great deal of satisfaction. With medical technologist programs that span a range of skills, FORTIS can place you on the right path to your perfect career.
Working in the healthcare industry can give you the opportunity and flexibility of creating your own work schedule. Because of the great advancements in medicine, and the country’s aging population – there will be an increase in demand for healthcare professionals almost anywhere you go, and medical technology training can help you position yourself to benefit from this change.
Check out all of the medical technologist programs FORTIS offers in Medical Technology below.
FORTIS Dental Programs
Dental Training Programs
Interested in a dental career and looking for dental programs near you? In the dental hygienist and dental assistant training programs at FORTIS, students acquire necessary skills to demonstrate competence in a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques including preliminary examination procedures, four-handed dentistry, dental charting, setting appointments and keeping patient records.
When you enroll in one of FORTIS’ dental training programs, you will learn how to provide educational, preventative and clinical therapeutic services to the public as a promoter of healthy dental hygiene while working chair-side with dentists.
Dental assistants and dental hygienists perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, all of which require both interpersonal and technical skills. Both perform varied, comprehensive duties, making them highly valuable members of the dental care team.
Dental assistants perform a wide variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties at the dental office. They assist the dentist at chair-side, sterilize and disinfect instruments, obtain and update dental records and instruct patients on general and post-operative oral healthcare.
Dental hygienists are licensed oral healthcare professionals and respected members of the dental team who provide preventative, educational, and therapeutic services. The work of dental hygienists supports the total health of a patient for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health.
Job Outlook for Dental Professionals
As dental technology advances, more dentists devote more of their time to complex patient care procedures within their dental practice. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for dental assistants are expected to continue to be strong nationally, as dentists are expected to hire more dental assistants to perform additional routine tasks and duties. In addition, dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations nationally and job prospects are expected to be favorable in most areas. Needless to say, having the right dental hygienist or dental assistant training puts you in a great position to benefit from this changing landscape!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job opportunities for dental assistants are expected to increase over the next several years. The employment growth for this field will be much faster than the average for all professions. Dental assistants and dental hygienists will have many excellent employment opportunities across a variety of practice settings, including: private and group dental practices, mobile dental units, hospitals, nursing homes, dental school clinics, and public and private health facilities.
FORTIS’ Dental Training Programs
FORTIS’ dental programs will provide you with the hands-on strategies and techniques you will need to work in the treatment or operation room directly with a dentist. You will learn how to work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients, and will also be exposed to various dental specialty practice areas.
Upon completion of one of our dental programs, you will be prepared for entry-level employment opportunities in the field of dentistry.
Healthcare / Medical Training Programs
The healthcare industry offers many opportunities for career positions performing routine administrative and clinical tasks. Healthcare workers keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly. The healthcare training programs at FORTIS are designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in medical offices or clinics, with skills in office administration, computer, and clinical areas.
At FORTIS, we can educate you to help you get into your medical career sooner than at a traditional university or community college! At most FORTIS campuses, we teach hands-on instruction in medical terminology, office management, and medical coding techniques for a variety of healthcare career fields. Upon graduation students will be prepared to begin your career working in a medical office or facility. Students are prepared in both office and hospital settings in programs that can cover the basic fundamentals of computer operation, administrative tasks and hands-on training utilizing industry-standard equipment.
QWhat does this mean for me?
During these uncertain times, our goal at Fortis is to keep all current students and enrollees on track for academic success and on-time graduation. Your local campus admissions team member can answer specific questions about your program and courses. *
QIs it safe to visit to the campus?
Covid-19 policies are rapidly changing around the country as the economy begins to reopen and our campuses are in compliance with local and state guidelines. Please visit your campus website for specific information about campus accessibility.
QCan I still enroll?
Yes! In response to COVID-19 guidelines, we have transitioned our Admissions Teams to an online process. All the necessary admissions activities ranging from virtual campus tours, to questions about program specifics to conversations with Financial Aid Representatives are now being conducted virtually. You can still get started on your career education as you have planned.
QWill my program start date be impacted?
For current and future enrollees, it is our goal to keep academic programs operating on schedule. If you have specific questions, please contact your Admissions Representative via phone at 855- 436-7847 or by email.
QHow will students attend class remotely?
Courses are now being conducted remotely via our Virtual Classroom. If you have questions about our platform, your program, or specific courses, please contact your Program Director via phone or email.
QI'm a student, what about my classes?
Your campus leadership has been hard at work helping students to stay on track to graduation. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your local admissions team for assistance.
QWhat if I don't have online access?
Your campus leadership is working with students to address any connectivity issues. If you do not have an appropriate device (tablet, desktop or laptop computer, or phone), your campus may be able to lend you one. Our staff is working directly with students to get them the connectivity they need to keep their academic progress on track to graduation.